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 Grenache - Syrah Wine

Grenache (known as Garnacha in Spain) and Syrah (Shiraz in Australia) are two complementary grape varieties that are blended in France, Spain and the New World. Their combination has been one of the most successful red wine marriages, and is at the core of the famous Chateauneuf-du-Pape blend.

In France the blend is widely used in the wines of the southern Rhone and various southern Vin de Pays departments. Both Grenache and Syrah prefer warm environments, such as the Mediterranean climate of southern France and eastern Spain.

Grenache - Syrah
Grenache and Syrah blends

Syrah and Garnacha are grown throughout Spain, but are most notably blended together in the prestigious wines of Priorat. In this environment the richness of the two grapes is accentuated and the wines take on aromas of black olives and berries with pronounced chocolate flavors.

In the Southern Hemisphere, Australia has been the most successful proponent of the blend. The South Australian regions of Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale produce huge volumes of Grenache and Shiraz at all quality levels every vintage. The resulting wines range from dark and spicy to rich and fruity, taking on prune and raisin flavors in exceptionally hot years.

The blend typically uses more Grenache than Syrah. However, there are exceptions, such as in Australia, where the iconic Shiraz wines are renowned for their full, rich and generous flavors. In a Shiraz-dominant blend, Grenache helps make the wine more approachable in its youth and adds numerous brown spice flavors to Shiraz’s darker fruit.

Wines based primarily on Grenache tend to show more ripe red fruit flavors, particularly raspberry. Syrah provides more tannic backbone and improves the overall structure of the blend, along with darker colors and flavors, especially blueberry, licorice and an occasional gamey note the French call sauvage.

In the United States the blend is used in California and Washington by a group of producers who call themselves the Rhone Rangers. In South Africa a handful of Grenache – Syrah wines are produced in the country’s marquee Stellenbosch region.

Related blends include: Southern Rhone Blend Red, Grenache –Mourvedre – Syrah (GSM), Carignan – Grenache – Syrah, Cinsaut – Grenache – Syrah, Grenache – Mourvedre, Mourvedre – Syrah.

Food matches include:
Europe: Steak au poivre ; Catalan herbed roasted leg of lamb (palpís de corder)
Australasia/Oceania: Herb-crusted lamb rack
Africa/Middle East: pastries with ground meat (feteer bel asaag)

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Bodegas Borsao Berola, Campo de Borja, Spain Campo de Borja $13 1747
Chateau Pesquie Cotes du Ventoux Terrasses, Rhone, France Ventoux $13 1808
Delas Freres Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit, Rhone, France Cotes du Rhone $11 1942
Perrin & Fils Les Cornuds Vinsobres, Rhone, France Vinsobres $18 1982
Domaine Lafage Bastide Miraflors, IGP Cotes Catalanes, France IGP Cotes Catalanes $16 2309
Charles Melton Nine Popes Shiraz - Grenache, Barossa Valley, Australia Barossa Valley $50 2902
Cellar Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica Old Vines, Montsant, Spain Montsant $13 3015
Rayas Chateau des Tours Vacqueyras, Rhone, France Vacqueyras $43 3110
Ben Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz - Grenache, Barossa Valley, Australia Barossa $23 3185
Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas Valbelle, Rhone, France Gigondas $57 3306
Michel Gassier Cotes du Rhone Villages Visan Cercius, Rhone, France Cotes du Rhone Villages Visan $15 3644
Chateau Pesquie Cotes du Ventoux Quintessence, Rhone, France Ventoux $23 3980
Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Quartz, Rhone, France Chateauneuf-du-Pape $70 4498
Perrin & Fils Vacqueyras Les Christins, Rhone, France Vacqueyras $21 4601
Domaine Paul Autard Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Cote Ronde, Rhone, France Chateauneuf-du-Pape $53 5089
Barton & Guestier Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France Chateauneuf-du-Pape $28 5125
Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Hautes Brusquieres Cuvee Speciale, Rhone, France Chateauneuf-du-Pape $53 5733
Celler Capcanes Mas Donis Negre, Montsant, Spain Montsant $10 5762
Delas Freres Chateauneuf-du-Pape Haute Pierre, Rhone, France Chateauneuf-du-Pape $45 6021
Boutinot Cotes du Rhone Villages Les Coteaux, Rhone, France Cotes du Rhone Villages $13 6584
Montirius Vacqueyras Le Clos, Rhone, France Vacqueyras $25 6735
Chateau de Flaugergues Coteaux du Languedoc La Mejanelle Cuvee Sommeliere, Languedoc-Roussillon, France La Mejanelle $16 6798
La Bastide Saint Dominique Cotes du Rhone, France Cotes du Rhone $13 7115
Alban Vineyards Pandora Red, Edna Valley, USA Edna Valley $171 7280
Perrin & Fils Cotes du Rhone Nature, Rhone, France Cotes du Rhone $13 7463
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